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Chelsea Barracks development site in 2011.

July 13, 2011

Chelsea Barracks development site in May 2010.

May 30, 2010

Phase 1 designed by Squire and Partners. Screen capture of Chelsea Barracks website at

May 22, 2014

Former apartment block at the Chelsea Barracks site in July 2013.

July 19, 2013

Phases mapped at website in June 2015.

June 27, 2015

Chelsea Barracks logo

Image: 2016

Chelsea Barracks

Chelsea Bridge Road, London SW1
Mixed use

Description of Chelsea Barracks

Chelsea Barracks is a residential-led development in Chelsea, London SW1.

Looking for flats for sale at Chelsea Barracks? According to Bloomberg article published in April 2016, the sales agents are Knight Frank and Savills. Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. is said to have sold almost 30 homes at the $4.3 billion Chelsea Barracks project before the properties are offered to the wider market later in 2016, said a source to Bloomberg. Buyers had agreed to pay about £4,500 ($6,500) a square foot. [1]

The redevelopment of the site of the former Chelsea Barracks will provide new homes with a mix of private homes for sale and affordable homes including ‘extra care' housing for the elderly.

The variety of sizes and types of homes including apartments, town and mews houses is intended to help the development ‘blend in'.

Phase 1: Consent for the designs by architects Squire and Partners was granted in May 2014. The three blocks that make up phase 1 contain 74 apartments that range in size from 1 to 6 bedrooms. This phase will also provide a cafe on the corner of block 1 to help animate the new public entrance to the site on Pimlico Road.

The 74 apartments in phase one are expected to have price tags ranging from £2 million to £50 million and are scheduled to be completed by 2018, reported Evening Standard in March 2015 when construction started on site.

Phase 2: Detailed design proposals for Phase 2, by architects Paul Davis + Partners were submitted to Westminster City Council in May 2014 and consent was granted for the designs in August 2014. Phase 2 consists of 15 townhouses divided between two blocks which are 4 storeys at the front and 5 storeys to the rear, as the designs include a sunken rear garden. Some of the properties will have summerhouses in their rear garden.

Phase 3A: Detailed design proposals for Phase 3A, by architects Ben Pentreath and Associates were submitted to Westminster City Council in late August 2014. This phase consists of 2 blocks, one of which will be a mews house and another which will be a restaurant and delicatessen, forming one side of a new public square. It is intended to temporarily use Phase 3A as a marketing suite and show apartment while the rest of the site is being constructed. A separate application has been made to Westminster City Council for this use.

Phase 3B: Phase 3b includes residential use and retail use, along with the conversion of the Chapel. Design work for this phase is in the early stages.

Phase 4: Phase 4 will contain 3 apartment buildings arranged around a private courtyard. The designer for this phase is said to be Eric Parry Architects.

Phase 5: Phase 5 will contain new townhouses arranged around a square.

Phase6: Phase 6 contains private apartments, affordable housing and community facilities, such as a sports centre, health facility and retail.

Mace has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Chelsea Barracks Scheme.

The development's estimated completion time is 2024.

- Chelsea Barracks
1. London's Chelsea Barracks Homes Said to Sell at 200% Premium, Bloomberg 25. April 2016
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Connected Companies

Qatari Diar
Squire and Partners
Paul Davis + Partners
Ben Pentreath & Associates
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News & Comments: (11)

2016/09/15 08:08

Chelsea Barracks website is now live! Register your interest at!

2016/03/24 11:55

Exhibition for the proposals for Phase 5a of the Chelsea Barracks site, comprising of a small but important area in the centre of the site, is taking place for the second day today.

You will have the opportunity to talk to architects from Squire and Partners, recently appointed to design this phase of the development, and representatives of the wider team, including Soundings.

Exhibition dates & times:

Wednesday 23rd March 2016
12.00pm – 4.00pm

Thursday 24th March 2016
4.00pm – 8.00pm


Carmel Hall
35a Bourne Street


2014/05/22 13:57

Work on the first blocks of luxury apartments at Chelsea Barracks site is set to start within weeks after detailed plans for the £3 billion Chelsea Barracks scheme finally got the green light, reports Evening Standard.

The first 74 flats in three modern eight storey blocks - topped by two level penthouses - are expected to be completed by 2018.

There will be 448 new apartments once the scheme is finished with prices expected to range from £2 million to £50 million.

Read th full story here: Evening Standard 21. May 2014

2014/04/07 11:56

Next exhibition to view the initial design proposals for Phase 2 of the Chelsea Barracks development, comprising an area of new townhouses near Pimlico Road, is open this week.

You will have the opportunity to talk Paul Davis + Partners, the architects appointed for the new townhouses, to find out about and comment on their proposals.

Exhibition dates & times

Wednesday 9th April 2014
Friday 11th April 2014
Saturday 12th April 2014
11.00am – 3.00pm


Holy Trinity Church
Sloane Square

2013/01/28 21:08

Qatar shelves controversial Chelsea Barracks scheme as UK economy stalls. Read the story in The Guardian

2011/07/03 11:37

QATARI DIAR welcomes Chelsea Barracks decision
20 June 2011 (London)

QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company has welcomed the decision by Westminster City Council to approve the outline planning application for the redevelopment of the former Chelsea Barracks.

The application was submitted in December through QATARI DIAR’s wholly owned subsidiary Project Blue Ltd. QATARI DIAR were singled out for praise by Westminster's Planning Committee for the extraordinary effort which had gone into involving the whole community and the sensitivity of their proposals for what was described as “a new Great Estate for London.” Councillor Alistair Moss, Chairman of the Planning and City Development Committee for Westminster City, summarised, “QATARI DIAR have set a planning exemplar. They should be publicly praised for the consultation of local residents and other stakeholders — the proposed development is one we should all be proud of.”

Eng. Mohammed bin Ali Al-­‐Hedfa, Group CEO of QATARI DIAR, commented: "We are delighted that, after an exhaustive 21-­month public consultation process that showed a high level of support for the Masterplan, Westminster City Council has decided to approve this application.” The 12.8 acre Chelsea Barracks site had been in military use and closed to the public for more than 150 years. The Masterplan will open up and reconnect it to the surrounding areas of Belgravia and Chelsea in a new integrated residential neighbourhood in a landscaped setting. Houses and apartments will be combined with local convenience shops, restaurants, a multi-­‐purpose community/cultural centre, a public sports and fitness facility and a medical centre. QATARI DIAR’s masterplan envisages a complete new community that is both distinctive and recognisable as a London neighbourhood. The buildings will be diverse in scale and character and linked by some 5 acres of new streets, squares and gardens in an attractive, walkable, sustainable environment. The landscaped areas will feature productive gardens, public art and more than 100 new trees set in some of London first new squares for more than a century. The 21-month consultation process has included over 30 public events, with 8 workshops and an Open Day attended by nearly 600 local people. Nine newsletters have been produced and distributed to 5000 local residents, interest groups and individuals. Regular meetings have been held with both the Residents’ Liaison Group, representing nearly 3300 households in the adjacent streets and the Community Liaison Group, involving representatives of amenity groups, traders, local schools and the Metropolitan Police. Nick Yarker, Local Ward Councillor, also noted: “There has been extensive community consultation which has taken place in a constructive atmosphere and there has been a clear desire to engage with as many people from the community as possible. This is admirable."

“The challenge has been to balance a diverse and sometimes conflicting range of views and create a masterplan for a new district that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable," said Al-Hedfa.

"We believe we have achieved an excellent proposal with a high level of public support for the development of this important and historic site in the heart of London."

Al-Hedfa added: "Qatari Diar has long-term commitment to London and, in particular, to the redevelopment and management of this site, despite very challenging current economic conditions."

"We would like to thank all those individuals and groups who have contributed so much to the creation of this Masterplan and its approval by Westminster City Council, particularly the local community. We look forward to working in partnership with both the council and the community to progress the development of Chelsea Barracks."

2011/06/21 17:38

New plans to redevelop the Chelsea Barracks site in central London have been approved by Westminster Council, reports BBC.

The outline plan proposes to build 448 houses and flats, including 123 affordable homes, a sports centre and retail outlets at the 13-acre site.

A Grade II listed chapel is to remain at the site as part of the proposals.

But the plans are opposed by Chelsea Barracks Action Group which said three 100ft (30.4m) buildings will "loom over this very classical part of London".

The approval comes two years after developer Qatari Diar withdrew its earlier plan following Prince Charles' criticism of Lord Rogers' design.

The new plan by architects Dixon Jones, Squire and Partners and Kim Wilkie was approved by the council on Monday night.


2011/06/17 14:57

Property Week reports that Chelsea residents have today chained themselves to the bars of Chelsea Barracks, in protest against the failure of developer Qatari Diar to demonstrate the full height of the huge residential scheme that will be built at the site.

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2011/06/15 15:58

Prince Charles will not stand in the way of the revised planning application for the £3 billion Chelsea Barracks development, reports Evening Standard.

The new scheme is expected to be approved by Westminster council on Monday two years after Richard Rogers's original modernist version was withdrawn following the intervention of the prince.

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2011/05/10 12:07

Qatari Diar has insisted that a "sensitive" new masterplan would be produced through "high levels of public engagement and creative involvement", reports Evening Standard.

The extent of this engagement has surprised the Belgravia Residents' Association. Randa Hanna, who chairs the association's planning group, told architects' weekly Building Design: "They have been very careful - they've almost gone overboard. I can't think of another project in London with this level of [community] involvement. Had the earlier scheme had this kind of consultation, there might have been a different result. However, what concerns me is whether their attitude will remain the same once they have planning permission."

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2011/05/09 13:00

Plans for a boutique hotel within the Chelsea Barracks scheme have been abandoned due to “substantial” opposition from residents.

The six-star, 90-bedroom hotel was due to be built on the corner of Pimlico Road and Chelsea Bridge Road but will now be replaced with additional residential and retail units.

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